Will the city allow large apartments with commercial uses on the ground floor in lower density residential neighborhoods?

The city already allows large apartments with commercial uses on the ground floor in mixed-use neighborhoods and in higher density residential neighborhoods. The Housing Options Project aims to allow a wider variety of housing types in residential neighborhoods where height limits are typically lower, about one to three stories typically. Newer housing types would generally follow the same size and height restrictions that apply to single-detached homes. Expanding commercial uses in residential neighborhoods is not a part of this project.

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1. Can I demolish my existing single-detached home and replace it with a duplex, triplex, or quadplex?
2. Will the city allow large apartments with commercial uses on the ground floor in lower density residential neighborhoods?
3. What would prevent re-development that includes only the highest density housing type - for example, only quadplexes get built but no duplexes? Would there be required percentages of each housing ty
4. In addition to the cottage clusters, will the city consider allowing tiny houses, particularly tiny houses on wheels (THOWs), as another housing option?
5. For existing properties with typical frontage improvements from earlier decades, will the city require that those improvements be brought up to current standards (sidewalk widths, landscaping, utili